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Zinc - 2012 review and events to watch in 2013

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Report summary

The key event in 2012 was the decision by Chinese smelters to cut production because of poor profitability. The key issue for 2013 is whether Chinese smelter output will remain depressed.

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    Zinc - 2012 review and events to watch in 2013

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Table of contents

    • Market developments
    • Consumption
    • Mine and smelter capability/production
    • Concentrate Markets
    • Mine Costs
    • Corporate activity and producer rankings
  • Outlook for 2013

Tables and charts

This report includes 12 images and tables including:

Tables

  • Zinc - 2012 review and events to watch in 2013: Table 6
  • Forecast top ten zinc producers in 2013 (equity basis)
  • Price
  • Exchange stocks (kt)
  • Indicators and proxies point to good growth in Chinese zinc consumption in 2012
  • Zinc - 2012 review and events to watch in 2013: Table 4
  • Top ten zinc producers in 2012 (equity basis)

Images

  • Zinc price puts in strong performance compared with other non-ferrous metals
  • Price movements dominated by global events
  • Reported zinc stocks at highest level since mid-1990s
  • Warehousing deals support stronger premiums
  • Realized spot and term (benchmark) treatment charges

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